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Report: Galaxy S8’s facial recognition tech will be used for mobile payments

Last week, there were reports that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature facial recognition technology, which will be used to unlock the phone. Now, a new report is suggesting that the tech will be used for mobile payments as well.

Artistic render of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Specifically, the report suggests that the handset will use fingerprint, iris as well as facial detection for user verification when they try accessing services like Samsung Pay, making the S8 first Galaxy smartphone of its kind.

The company is “already working with banks to help them embrace facial recognition systems in coming months,” the report said.

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